TOPES Restaurant

TOPES Restaurant


0.5 miles
60 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1JY
Housed in a timber-framed 17th-century building in the centre of historic Rochester, TOPES Restaurant is anything but old-fashioned. Chris Small, co-owner and head chef, creates an ever-changing seasonal menu which includes ingredients from both local producers and farmers and also the best produce from the London markets.

At this modern British restaurant, which has been awarded two AA rosettes for the last seven years, Chris runs a tight ship to ensure all dishes are well-executed, wonderfully tasty and interesting, as well as being beautifully presented. The team not only prepare all dishes from scratch, they also bake their bread every day, smoke mackerels and quail, create their own ice creams, and make their sausages and faggots, staying true to the traditional techniques and setting TOPES apart from other eateries.

The restaurant proffers a set lunch during the week, which includes dishes such as ham hock, salads, fish and chips and game, while the weekend sees an à la carte menu offering diners a wide range of dishes, including king scallops, sea bream and rabbit. All dishes are lovingly prepared by Chris' team of passionate chefs - a team completed by the friendly front of house staff who offer a relaxed but professional dining experience. A comprehensive wine list also complements the menus, featuring a variety which spans the globe. In fine weather the terrace is open, offering al fresco dining or casual lunches to those who wish to bask in the sunshine and under the beautiful trees, all with a stunning backdrop of Rochester Castle.

A fairly new feature at TOPES is afternoon tea, available on a Saturday afternoon. Customers are invited to relax with a pot of loose leaf tea and sample from the homemade finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. Alternatively, guests can upgrade their afternoon nibbles to a royal cream tea, which includes a decadent glass of Champagne.

Open lunch and dinner Wednesday to Saturday, and Sunday lunchtime, in addition to being available for private hire, TOPES Restaurant is a fantastic venue - no wonder booking is strongly advised
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Opening Hours:
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm

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